Crowds of protesters took to the streets of Paris on Saturday.
The people are protesting France’s policies towards Russia and the nation’s NATO membership. The large-scale rally was organized by the right-wing party called “the patriots”. The group has been organizing protests dubbed “the resistance” since autumn, demanding that France leave NATO and the EU, as well as criticizing president Emmanuel Macron’s economic and foreign policies.
On Saturday, demonstrators were seen carrying banners and placards that read: “France must leave NATO,” “Macron’s Impeachment,” and “Resistance!” The protests were triggered by the high energy prices that have forced small businesses across France into closure.